ATLANTA — The Atlanta Board of Education approved personnel changes recommended by Interim Superintendent Erroll B. Davis Jr. in response to the state CRCT investigation report that replaced the regional leadership for APS schools, along with a principal at one of the district’s year-round schools that begins classes for the new school year Wednesday. The action came at the board’s regular monthly meeting Monday evening.
The district’s regional school management is divided among four geographical areas, known as School Reform Teams (SRT). The following changes were made to the leadership of those organizations:
- SRT-1 – Donell Underdue, former principal at Brown Middle School, replaces Sharon Davis-Williams as executive director
- SRT-2 – Danielle Battle, former principal at Martin Luther King Middle School, replaces Michael Pitts as executive director
- SRT-3 – Betsy Bockman, former principal at Inman Middle Schools, replaces Robin Hall as executive director
- SRT-4 – David White, former principal at E. Rivers Elementary School, replaces Tamara Cotman as executive director
Keisha Gibbons, former assistant principal at Centennial Place Elementary School, replaces Emalyn Foreman as principal at Boyd Elementary School, a district year-round school that begins classes for the new school year Wednesday. Additional personnel actions associated with the state investigation are expected in the next days and weeks.
In other action, Board of Education member and former chair Khaatim Sherrer El resigned his District 2 seat at the meeting. He said that he was resigning to accept an out-of-state position. Board Chair Brenda J. Muhammad congratulated El for his service to the children of Atlanta and participated in a standing ovation for him. There will be a special election in November to elect a new board member for District 2. The Board is expected to elect an interim representative to serve until the election.